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Radiologic Technology

The Council on Radiation Protection is an advisory council to the Department of Health and was legislatively established to ensure that every radiological personnel practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The Council on Radiation Protection is responsible for licensing, monitoring, disciplining and educating every person who use radiation and radiation emitting equipment to assure competency and safety to practice in Florida.

Healthiest Weight Webinar: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00a.m.

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 10am to 11am
Webinar Title:  Chronic Disease Prevention: A Public Health Perspective
Presented By: Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, Florida Department of Health
Description: Chronic diseases are among the leading causes of morbidity, mortality, and disability in Florida. Representatives from the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention will present the four domains of chronic disease prevention framework, Florida-specific chronic disease data, and the Department’s efforts to address diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and advance health equity.

Agenda

Registration Information:

Please register for Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and MQA Webinar on Nov 14, 2017 10:00 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7610095295619486209

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

Rad Tech Certification Unit Information for Evacuees from Puerto Rico:

The Rad Tech Certification Unit provides the following information to assist individuals from Puerto Rico who are seeking to work in Florida:

RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIST
(General Radiographer, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Radiation Therapy Technologist or Radiologist Assistant)

  • Proof of being 18 or older (Driver’s license or government issued ID);
  • Proof of licensure with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Successful completion of a two-year accredited Radiologic Technology Program. May submit legible copy of an official transcript showing all courses successfully completed, or a copy of a diploma.
  • Letter from the Program Director attesting to the applicant’s successful completion of all program requirements.
  • All graduation verification documents must include the applicant’s full name, type of program, and date of graduation.
  • Copy of a license to practice Radiologic Technology, which is still current.

RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
(Specialty Technologist: Computed Tomography, Mammography, Positron Emission Tomography)

  • Proof of being 18 or older (Driver’s license or government issued ID.
  • Proof of licensure with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Proof that applicant holds a current certificate or registration from an accreddoted national organization in an advanced, post primary, or specialty area of radiologic technology, such as computed tomography or positron emission tomography.

RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIST:
(Basic X-Ray Machine Operator/Basic X-Ray Machine Operator-Podiatry)

  • Proof of being 18 or older (Driver’s license or government issued ID), High school diploma or GED.
  • Proof of licensure with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Completion of a course which provides instruction on all of the subjects listed in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists “Content Specifications for the Examination for the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography, 01/06.

**NOTICE** Due to impacts from Hurricane Maria, Governor Rick Scott has issued Executive Order 17-259 to assist our neighbors in Puerto Rico.

The Florida Department of Health, in accordance with Executive Order 17-259 has therefore extended license expiration deadlines for pharmacists and radiologic technologist licensees who resided in Puerto Rico at the time of this catastrophic event through November 2, 2017. Unless another extension is granted, any active license not renewed before November 2, 2017 will go into a delinquent status. Your license must be in active status to practice. Any license not renewed before midnight on September 30, 2019 will be moved to null and void status. Please continue to check for updated licensure expiration date information.

**NOTICE** Due to impacts from Hurricane Irma to the State of Florida, Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency for all 67 counties. The Florida Department of Health, in accordance with Executive Order 17-235 has therefore extended license expiration deadlines for pharmacists and radiologic technologist licensees whose license expires at midnight on September 30, 2017. The new licensure expiration date is midnight on October 30, 2017. Unless another extension is granted, any active license not renewed before this time will go into a delinquent status. Please continue to check for updated licensure expiration date information.

**NOTICE** The Board Chairs/Vice Chairs Annual Long Range Planning meeting scheduled for September 18th has been canceled due to potential inclement weather from hurricane Irma. We will reschedule the meeting for October. More information will follow.

 

Telehealth

The use of telehealth technology by Florida licensed healthcare practitioners for the purpose of providing patient care within the state of Florida is not precluded by Florida law. Telehealth technologies may be employed for patient care as long as such technologies are used in a manner that is consistent with the standard of care.

If you are a Florida licensed allopathic or osteopathic physician please see Rules 64B8-9.0141 or 64B15-14.0081, Florida Administrative Code, for more specific details about the practice of telemedicine.

You can visit the telehealth report to view the AHCA compilation of its survey and research findings on telehealth.



For Radiologic Personnel

************Attention Applicants*************

Effective July 1, 2016, anyone applying for certification as a Radiologic Technologist or Radiologist Assistant is no longer required to complete the HIV/Aids course as a condition of licensure.  After July 1, 2016, you will not need to submit evidence of HIV/Aids Course Completion.  Please note that this is still a condition of renewal of a certification. 

Florida’s Healthy Promise Campaign

Healthy Promise Florida is a campaign sponsored by the Florida Department of Health to encourage residents in Florida to make more informed choices about healthy eating and active living this year. Learn more about the Healthy Promise Campaign.

Information on Ebola Virus Disease Documents

The state of Florida is prepared to identify and treat patients who may have Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In the event that a patient with EVD is diagnosed in Florida, the Florida Department of Health will collaborate with healthcare partners to ensure appropriate patient care, protocols for isolation, infection control and the assessment of risk to relevant individuals. 

For further information on the Ebola Virus Disease visit the Department of Health’s online newsroom or website


Notice to Licensees About Fraudulent
Documents

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is aware that documents purportedly originating from DOH requesting information of a sensitive nature have been received by members of the public. These documents request licensees share information that may be used to commit fraud against a licensee or patient. DOH is committed to protecting the integrity of DOH licensees and consumers. The DOH Office of Inspector General is in contact with the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate fraud perpetrated on our licensees.

Should you receive a document that appears to be from DOH, but you believe may be fraudulent, you may contact your local law enforcement agency or you may contact DOH at 850-488-0595 for instructions on how to proceed. Your cooperation and assistance is vital in protecting the continued integrity of DOH licensees and our consumers.